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Engine light reads turned A/C off engine hot and gauge reads 0 but engine is not hot. What's wrong?

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Plug in your temp. switch, look and make sure w.o.t. Wide,Open,Throttle, is plugged in./ Bad temperature switch possible

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Dash light says turned A/C off engine hot but temp gauge says 0


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The check gauge warning light is on because the temp gauge is reading hot.
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